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College of Law Welcomes Jorge Contreras to Faculty

Jorge L. Contreras joins the faculty of the University of Utah as an Associate Professor at the S.J. Quinney College of Law and an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Human Genetics at the School of Medicine. Professor Contreras teaches in the areas of intellectual property, law and science, and property law. He has […]

Making the Case Against Gene Patents

Making the Case Against Gene Patents: an Evening with ACLU Women’s Rights Project Attorney Sandra Park S.J. Quinney College of Law, Sutherland Moot Courtroom Sandra S. Park is a Senior Staff Attorney in the ACLU Women’s Rights Project. At WRP, Sandra engages in litigation, policy advocacy, and public education at the national, state, and local […]

Utah Federal District Court Holds Drug Manufacturers Have No Duty to Supply a Drug in Sufficient Quantity to Meet Demand

by Laura Anne Taylor On September 4, 2013, a United States District Court for the District of Utah dismissed a negligence claim against the pharmaceutical manufacturer Genzyme Corporation (“Genzyme”), holding that a drug manufacturer has no legal duty “to manufacture a pharmaceutical in quantities sufficient to meet market demand.”[1] The plaintiff’s claim, a products liability […]

Brown Moderates Panel on Prenatal and Early Childhood Brain Development at Neuroscience Conference

On February 10, Teneille Brown, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will moderate a panel titled “Assaults on Prenatal and Early Childhood Brain Development: What Can Be Done? Limits on Autonomy and Government Regulation”, at the Law and Policy of the Developing Brain: Neuroscience from Womb to […]

Brown Teaches Webinar on Memory and Lie Detection, May 5

Teneille Brown, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will teach an online class titled “Neuroscience and the Law; Memory and Lie Detection,” on Thursday May 5 at 12:00 p.m. CDT (11:00 MDT). The 90-minute class is sponsored by American Bar Association and AAAS and the American Association […]

Brown to Participate at University of Denver Law Symposium

Teneille Brown, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will participate in the “Guilty Minds: Neuroscience and Criminal Law” symposium sponsored by the Denver University Law Review, on March 4. Panels at the event include “The Neuroscientific Basis of Violent Crimes,” “Evidentiary & Ethical Implications of Neuroscience in […]

Brown to Lead Discussion at Stanford Law School

Teneille Brown, an associate professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will give a talk and lead a discussion at Stanford Law School. Brown will speak before an audience of law students and interested faculty in Hank Greely’s Law and Biosciences workshop series.  Her presentation is titled “Affectively Blind: […]

Chahine Commentary Argues for a “Technology-Agnostic” Approach to Gene Patents

A commentary by Kenneth Chahine in the December issue of the scientific journal Nature Biotechnology argues for the development of a “predictable legal framework” to aid courts in determining patent eligibility. Chahine, a professor of law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, argues that the ongoing “debate over the validity of […]

Brown to Speak at Conferences in Kansas, Utah

On Friday, October 22, Teneille Brown, an associate professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, will speak at the Biolaw 4.0: Law at the Frontiers of Biology conference at the University of Kansas. Brown will speak on law and neuroscience and recent developments in the use of brain-based lie […]

Technology Journal Quotes Chahine

An article in BNA’s Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal about the recent Burrill Personalized Medicine Meeting quoted Ken Chahine, technologist in residence and a visiting professor with the BioLaw Project at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law. Referring to the questions about what can be patented in the aftermath of various contradictory […]